Kreate at Home Edition #5
This week, our guest editor is Dylan Reed - Kreate's CEO and Co-Owner, over to Dylan:
Hello Kreate family!
I am Dylan Reed and I am guest editing this our 5th edition of Kreate at Home.
As many of you might be, I have spent a lot of my time reflecting on the current mood of our country and the world. Whilst
I am dismayed that we are still fighting for equality and an end to racism in 2020, I am buoyed by the size of the movement across the world which is hopefully going to unite more than divide and bring about an end to ongoing structures of discrimination.
As an almost 40 year old (yikes!) Australian POC who has worked in the marketing and media industry for almost 18 years, I am fully aware of the ongoing issues the industry has with entrenched racism and discrimination, so I want to be part of the change. I am working with other industry colleagues to enact positive changes and take tangible actions which I am hoping will have some impact. You can read more of my thoughts here.
In this edition, I've pulled together some suggestions, recommendations and ideas which might spark conversations, have direct impacts or just help to share knowledge. I hope you enjoy this edition!
We are excited about the easing of restrictions across the country and looking forward to the return of events, activations and activities in the months ahead.
SUPPORT INDIGENOUS BUSINESSES
One of our Victorian staff members Katya Cameron has pulled together a list of Indigenous businesses doing great creative things that you can support if you're keen. I've picked up a Bundarra hoodie and these are my girlfriend's new Haus of Dizzy earrings!
SOME READING INSPO FOR ISO
Our resident Literary Editor Lucy from The Lit Edit has spent some time curating books which will enlighten, educate and be enjoyed during this world-changing movement.
Lucy's pick for this edition is Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe. (I've just bought a copy)
Lucy says: It's a brilliantly written, powerful and poignant account of pre-invasion Aboriginal agricultural systems, Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe is a refreshing book that should be mandatory reading for everyone. Pascoe writes with a balanced perspective and offers readers a compelling and eye- opening case for a rethink about Australian First People's ethos and culture.
BEST OF THE WEB - TIME WITH TANYA
One of our staff members - Tanya Monahan - has decided to use her time in Iso to pull together a YouTube video series 'Time with Tanya' Tanya's keen to entertain and help others through home life during quarantine and beyond! The channel is a mixture of cooking, baking, cleaning, crafting, life in quarantine and more! Check out her latest Cookie Making Video!
WATCH AND LEARN
I've spent a lot of time watching TV series and films these last few months in isolation - but over the last few weeks have watched some eye-opening educational films and series to learn more about why structural change is important.
DRESSING OUT OF ISO
If you're anything like me, I am not sure I will ever get used to not wearing trackies and gym wear - but with things opening up a return to normal dressing is on the way! Here's some tips from our friends at St. Collins Lane in Melbourne on how to still dress comfy but with style for men and for women.
AND HERE'S A COLLECTION OF GREAT 'AT HOME' INITIATIVES HAPPENING AROUND THE COUNTRY:
You can take part in FREE Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation Classes courtesy of Melbourne's Fed Sq!
Time Outhas become Time In - and here's a list of their Sydney Time In Awards winners - from home delivery to live streaming arts! And, the Sydney Opera House has a heap of streaming performances on-demand and live!
Here's a great list of things to keep you entertained from across Adelaide!
If you're in our nation's capital, there's lots of things re-opening, so check out the list here.
AS FOR ME...
Some things I've been doing during these COVID19times: Relocating back to Melbourne to re-establish our Melbourne office. Volunteering for the Keep Our Venues Alive campaign supporting hospitality workers and small businesses through this crisis... ..Working on the development of a new Melbourne restaurant Farmer's Daughters which will open in Spring this year..
...and hiking and Running a lot! I completed a 100km in May challenge and now training for the Great Ocean Road Marathon (if it goes ahead...)
If you'd like to share interesting stories, at-home innovations or new creative enterprises with us - or have a chat about a new project, idea or even a fun fact - send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org